Tourism and Heritage Management Services, Matt Mc.Nulty, Dublin, Ireland

Tourism and Heritage Management Services, Matt Mc.Nulty, Dublin, Ireland

Matt McNulty has held high office in the Government Services of Ireland, and has extensive international experience working with and leading projects for National Governments, EU, World Bank, UNWTO, USAID, International Development Ireland, Chemonics International and the Private Sector.•

Managing Director Tourism and Heritage Management Services 1998 to Date – continuing

Director of International Tourism & Heritage Services – International Development Ireland Ltd 1998 to Date – continuing – reappointed in 2019

Director of multiple heritage bodies including the Irish Heritage Trust – continuing

Director General of Tourism for Ireland 1988 – 1998.

Increased tourism economy by 300% in the decade 1988 to 1998 and
Irish tourism won many international awards. This growth rate has never been exceeded in any developed country.

Chairman of Government established Urban Renewal Boards for Dublin – the Capital City of Ireland and Derry, London~Derry in Northern Ireland:
Dublin Metropolitan Streets Commission – chairman
Temple Bar Properties – Board Director and Long Time Chairman
Ilex – URC – Derry, London~Derry – Board Director and Interim Chairman
Chairman of Design Ireland – the design and creative industry cluster in Ireland’s economy
Interim Chairman of ILEX – the Urban Renewal company for Derry City in Northern Ireland – appointed by the Government of Northern Ireland
Chairman of Temple Bar – Dublin’s Cultural Quarter
Managing Director of Dublin’s Millennium Celebrations in 1988
Director of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin for 21 years
Founding Director – Heritage Advisory Council of Ireland. Director of Irish Heritage Trust, Director of three other heritage boards
Member of Government High Committees on Tourism, Government Reform, Economic Development, Investment, Taxation, and Economic Environment.
Member of Inter Governmental Economic Strategy Committees.
Director of Public and Private Companies in Tourism, Heritage Travel, Agriculture and food.

A very broad career experience has covered all of the following areas of competence and capability:

• All aspects of planning for and building the Tourism Economy – I am the author of the model “Developing Tourism for Economic, Social and Community Success” which is widely adopted globally
• All aspects of Tourism Strategy, planning and implementation
• Expert in accelerated growth techniques for tourism
• International Tourism Marketing
• National Tourism Branding – Ireland was the 2nd country in the world to comprehensively and professionally brand in 1995

• Heritage and Cultural Development
• Heritage and Cultural Marketing
• Private sector involvement in Heritage
• Museum and Heritage Attraction Development (Many award winning)
• Heritage Interpretation and the technology

Urban Planning
• Urban Planning and Renewal.
• Creation of themed areas
• Urban design concepts

Economic Strategy and Development
• Economic Strategy
• National Economic Planning and Implementation
• Foreign Direct Investment
• Investment Promotion and Incentives

• Hotel Classification and Grading Systems
• Privatization of State assets.
• Governance and Management Models
• Public – Private Partnership
• Integrated Development.
• Capacity Building, Training and Mentoring for senior management
• Heritage Management

Government Reform
• Institutional Establishment, Governance and Law.
• Government and Institutional Reform.
• Regulatory Reform

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